Love Birds

Happy weekend! There is something NEW from Paper Smooches available now HERE! πŸ™‚

Stencils!! There is the new Cloud Stencil and the new Flourishes Stencil! I have cards using them in the next release, but for now, I just whipped this one up HERE using the Cloud Stencil for fun and the Daily Marker 30 Day!

I hope you’ll enjoy the new stencils as much as I am!! So cool and easy to work with.

Tonight, I’m sharing a card using the new Vespa Die and Feathered Friends (with Feathered Friends Icon dies). Also, I used the Mirror Blocks for the mirror image of the cute bird! This Vespa–I want to create a bunch of colors of them and then ride them! If only! πŸ™‚

I blended the background on simply with inks and colored the cutie birds with Copic Markers.
Love Birds! πŸ™‚ Too fun!!

Paper Smooches: Vespa Die, Feathered Friends, Feathered Friends Icon dies,Β Mirror Blocks The rest of the new release is HERE!

I hope you check out the stencils and enjoy them as much as I do!! πŸ™‚

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Hola! Thought I’d pop in quick to share a fun little card using Ellen Hutson’s So Matcha (and the coordinating dies are HERE). My friend and I still laugh at saying Matcha, so I had to make and send her a card. ❀

I colored everything with Copic Markers and because I don’t have the dies, I just trimmed her outΒ  using good old fashioned fussy cutting! πŸ™‚

The background I blended on some ink to a Neat & Tangled Geometric Blooms stencil. This isn’t the same one, but it is in the same vein called Hexastar.

I was excited to send this–because real mail is THE best! ❀

Also–exciting news today as the latest addition of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine just came out! It’s the Summer Issue and it is seriously DELIGHTFUL!!!! I have three fun cards in this issue! Two all about rainbow action and third involves Vanilla Ice! Yup! Eeeep! If you don’t already know, the designers are amazing and the writing and the way this magazine is put together is just so fantastic!! It’s incredible to be included…truly! ❀

You can always get the printed issues that can be mailed to you with a subscription or you can find them at Barnes and Noble too! You can follow the SCT Blog HERE and check out this latest issue HERE as well!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your Summer has kicked off to an amazing start! Happy Summer! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Today is a New Day!

Happy Friday! The June release from Paper Smooches is available HERE! πŸ™‚

Today, I’m sharing a card using the new Cuppa Sunshine Die and Sunnyville. Have a I mentioned my ❀ for this release!? Ha! πŸ˜‰

I mean, those smiles!!!! The coffee cup! The CUTENESS!! πŸ™‚

I basically pieced this one all together and stamped on some cutie faces to make someone smile! I sure do! πŸ™‚

Paper Smooches: Cuppa Sunshine Die, Sunnyille, and Notebook Basic DieThe rest of the new release is HERE!

I can’t wait to share more this month! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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You + Me + Coffee

Today, I’m here to share a fun little card using Ellen Hutson’s Bear Ware 3 (and coordinating dies HERE) and of course, the original, All Inside with dies HERE! I mean, I’m pretty sure he’s my favorite bear of all and he needs to hold ALL. THE. THINGS. πŸ˜‰

I colored everything with Copics. The background I stamped a little ombre with a stamp from Pattern Play.

I think this turned out pretty darn cute (because how could this cutie not be?) and I can’t wait to send it to a friend! ❀

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Some fun with Avery Elle!

Hello! Popping in today to share a couple cards I made using some fun new Avery Elle products!

This first one features theΒ  Peek-A-Boo Car with the coordinating die. When I saw this car, I just knew it had to drive over to my house! I mean–eeep!! My son is going to love this car and put everyone in it! ha!!

This cutie driver and passenger is from the AE set Peek-A-Boo Pets and coordinating dies. I mean, that cow and chicken! ha! Too cute!!

For this card, I masked off a piece of Bristol paper and blended on some Distress Oxide and Distress Inks. I think splattered on some water and black paint to give it a little texture. I colored the car and critters with Copic Markers on X-press It Blending Card. So fun!!

(A quick note that X-press It Blending Card is 50% off through tonight, June 9 11:59 PST! Use code blending50 to take advantage! Such a great deal. I’m trying not to buy them out myself! Click HEREΒ for the big pack or for the smaller pack HERE. πŸ™‚ If you’ve never tried this blending card, I cannot recommend it more. I use only two cardstocks to color with Copics, and this is one. It blends like butta! ❀ )

Next up, I switched to watercolor. Watercolor always seems like my go-to for underwater things…Logical, right? πŸ˜‰ This card uses the new Avery Elle set CelebRAYtion! Our son is super in Manta Rays right now, and I knew he’d love this fun set!

I used Distress Inks for the watercolored background on this one after white heat embossing the sentiment and images. I kept it fairly simple from there though. πŸ™‚

Looking forward to giving these fun cards and making more! I also can’t wait to get my hands on a few more things Avery Elle recently released….and let’s be honest, things that were released a couple months back too. Trouble! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your Sunday!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Paper Smooches June Sunshine!

Happy weekend! There is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available now HERE! πŸ™‚

Today, I’m sharing a card using the new Sunnyville and Sunnyville icon dies! I cannot tell you how much I have squeaked over these new goodies, making my cards for June–I just think they are SO adorable!! ❀

I cut out the little triangles from the Sunnyville Icon dies using a bunch of different card stocks. I adhered those all down with foam adhesive and then added the Sunnyville stamps colored with Copics on top. To be honest, I didn’t even realize there was no sentiment until typing up this post! Ha! ❀

Paper Smooches: Sunnyille, Sunnyville Icon Dies.Β The rest of the new release is HERE!

I can’t wait to share more of these cute products this month! πŸ™‚


Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Rest and Refresh! NEW Release from SSS!

There is a New Release available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE— It’s called Rest and Refresh! I has the pleasure to use the sweet new Filigree Wreath.

I decided to make a “few” cards using this fun new wreath…figuring if I was going to die cut all these pieces, I might as well! I love to die cut inlay and I decided I need to watch some TV and zone out, so the combo worked out well. It’s like putting together a puzzle. The key is not lose any of the little bits–that is actually a bit tricky. πŸ™‚

All the little bits add such detail, I kept the rest of these cards pretty simple from there.

Here it is in all green!

I kinda really dig the one color! πŸ™‚

Here’s another very clean one. I’m not a big on adornments for Sympathy cards.

I was going to do all white, but decided to add this colored panel behind.

And lastly another colorful one:

I decided I’d make the dots black on this one, and I don’t think I used the correct pen unfortunately. I’m probably the only one who notices that though. πŸ˜‰

I thought the lot of these turned out lovely and they are great for mailing because they are flat. This new Filigree Wreath die has so much detail and sweetness, I felt I could keep the rest very clean. β™₯️

I used sentiments from the new Paper Smooches set Sunnyville and the previously released Sympathy Sampler. The “Be You” sentiment is from Concord & 9th’s Rainbow Wishes.

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this fun NEW release!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Friday!

Take care–Jill

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